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Wiki online!

Figured it out...elementary mistake.  There was still one of the DC's in resolv.conf.  Finally discovered this when I saw that the httpd access_log was not updating even though I'd just refreshed the wiki page.  Well, discovered in the sense that it ruled out httpd/php errors/issues, and I had already ruled out the mysql back-end.  So figured had to be network-related somehow.

Thankfully re-pointing everything was a simple affair with Astaro - just re-number the Nagios server object's IP.

Anyways...now just have to get a solid backup routine going for all the pertinent areas:

Wiki:
 - /srv/mediawiki/*
 - /etc/php.ini
 - /etc/httpd/*

mysql:
 - DB backups
 - /etc/my.cnf

nagios:
 - The entire VM, really.

Wiki semi-online

Managed to recover some of the VM data from the Openfiler crash, however, still experiencing lots of lag.

Logs are frustratingly empty, even debug on httpd doesn't output anything.  Also discovering that I must have missed some security settings, because random spambots are logging in/creating users/posting nonsense.  Less than 6 so far, will look at this tonight.

Pretty sure it's not a hardware issue - running on my PC (SSD, i7, 24GB, etc).  Will have to figure out advanced logging for Apache.

Wiki temporarily offline

Had one of the FC LUNs crash this morning, and of course I had not yet got around to spreading things out back to iSCSI.  Suffice to say that we have good wiki backups (and Google Cache), but I have no time to fix things at the moment.

When I do find some time, I'll set up some local VMs to run mysql and MediaWiki.

Lesson:  Set up good backups from Day1 (check) for EVERYTHING (not check), and document/test the restore process at least once.

New direction

After a positive review at work and some discussion with my manager, I'm taking a new tack for my exams/learning.  VMware stuff is going on the back burner (except VCP5 in Q1-2013) and I'm now focusing on MS technologies.


MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Admin on Exchange 2010, 2 exams, 2 booksMCITP: Database Admin 2008, 2 examsMCITP: SharePoint Admin 2010 , 2 examsMCITP: Lync Server Admin 2010, 2 examsVCP5, 1 exam, 1 course

Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL are the big ones, Lync is new, and we're not using vSphere5 anywhere yet.

I am excited about diving into Exchange and SQL, slightly less-so about SharePoint as web-based stuff is a weak point with my skillset.  Still, a great opportunity to learn.  Another item I need to look into is MS Commerce Server.